General Mobilization

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Perry Cammack Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/77948 A divided government with ballooning defense budgets pursuing a nationalist agenda. A president responding to growing public distrust by wrapping himself in the military’s popular legitimacy. The militarization of the upper echelons of decisionmaking. This describes Egypt under President ‘Abdel-Fattah...

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Likely Arab NATO Amid Recent Exercises in Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/likely-arab-nato-amid-recent-exercises-in-egypt/ The idea of ​​formation of Arab military alliances is not new, but it dates back to 1950 AD, when several Arab military alliances were formed, including alliances aimed at achieving strategic objectives, and those targeting fulfillment of...

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Sisi’s Ambitions in Libya

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Khaled Mahmoud Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/77847   On October 23, Egyptian-mediated talks between the Libyan National Army (LNA)—the military faction led by Khalifa Haftar and which controls most of Eastern Libya—and the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli fell apart once again. These negotiations...

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Sinai Tribes in Egypt’s War on Terror

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-sinai-tribes-in-egypts-war-on-terror/ Egypt’s war on terror has intersected in many ways with the engagement of Sinai’s Bedouin tribespeople, who number about 250,000 in the region: Bedouin have been not only the victims and perpetrators of terror violence...

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Sisi Builds a Green Zone for Egypt

Source: Carnegie Endowment For International Peace Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/11/27/sisi-builds-green-zone-for-egypt-pub-77803 Egypt’s new administrative capital, currently under construction—and tentatively named Wedian, which means “desert valleys”— represents concretely where President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been trying to take his country...

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“Arab Shield 1”: The birth of an Arab NATO?

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Giorgio Cafiero and Cinzia Bianco Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/publications/arab-shield-1-birth-arab-nato As naval, air, and ground units from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) conduct war games in western Egypt this month, joined by observers from Morocco and Lebanon, many speculate that this could...

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Egypt exerts heavy pressure on Hamas leaders to halt attacks, refuses to make demands of Israel

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/13/feature/politics/egypt-exerts-heavy-pressure-on-hamas-leaders-to-halt-attacks-refuses-to-make-demands-of-israel/   Egypt exerted heavy pressure on Hamas over the last two days to declare a ceasefire with Israel though it refrained from making similar demands of the Israeli side, according to a high-level...

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Minya attack: Did Ashmawy coordinate Al-Qaeda and Islamic State activities in Egypt?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/06/feature/politics/minya-attack-did-ashmawy-coordinate-al-qaeda-and-islamic-state-activities-in-egypt/ While the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Friday attack on a bus caravan making its way to the St. Samuel Coptic Orthodox Monastery, information has been slow to trickle in about the details behind...

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Egypt Declares its Success in Dismantling Islamist Militancy

Source: The Jamestown Foundation For Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Muhammad Mansour Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/egypt-declares-its-success-in-dismantling-islamist-militancy/ Eleven militants were killed by Egyptian security forces on October 24 in the latest of a series of preemptive attacks. The raid took place at a mountainous hideout located in the desert adjacent...

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Egypt’s Joint Military Exercises in Sept

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-joint-military-exercises-in-sept/ According to a statement from Egyptian military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaei, land, naval and air forces from Egypt, US, Greece, Jordan, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, and France will participate in the BRIGHT...

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Decline of Egypt Army’s Global Ranking 2018

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/decline-of-egypt-armys-global-ranking-2018/ In the context of his keenness to have full control of the military institution, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi keeps harassing army officers and conducting frequent changes in the ranks of military commanders so that none of them would be able to create a...

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Aiding Repression in Egypt: Why the US Needs to keep Human Rights Conditions on Military Aid

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Original Link: https://cihrs.org/aiding-repression-in-egypt/?lang=en Human Rights First and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) today released a new report detailing the severe crackdown on peaceful dissent and nongovernmental organizations in Egypt under the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The new report, Aiding...

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